[RFC PATCH 0/6] Add platform device SVM support for ARM SMMUv3

Hanjun Guo hanjun.guo at linaro.org
Tue Sep 5 18:24:23 PDT 2017

On 2017/8/31 16:20, Yisheng Xie wrote:
> Jean-Philippe has post a patchset for Adding PCIe SVM support to ARM SMMUv3:
> https://www.spinics.net/lists/arm-kernel/msg565155.html
> But for some platform devices(aka on-chip integrated devices), there is also
> SVM requirement, which works based on the SMMU stall mode.
> Jean-Philippe has prepared a prototype patchset to support it:
> git://linux-arm.org/linux-jpb.git svm/stall
> We tested this patchset with some fixes on a on-chip integrated device. The
> basic function is ok, so I just send them out for review, although this
> patchset heavily depends on the former patchset (PCIe SVM support for ARM
> SMMUv3), which is still under discussion.
> Patch Overview:
> *1 to 3 prepare for device tree or acpi get the device stall ability and pasid bits
> *4 is to realise the SVM function for platform device
> *5 is fix a bug when test SVM function while SMMU donnot support this feature
> *6 avoid ILLEGAL setting of STE and CD entry about stall
> Acctually here, I also have a question about SVM on SMMUv3:
> 1. Why the SVM feature on SMMUv3 depends on BTM feature? when bind a task to device,
>     it will register a mmu_notify. Therefore, when a page range is invalid, we can
>     send TLBI or ATC invalid without BTM?
> 2. According to ACPI IORT spec, named component specific data has a node flags field
>     whoes bit0 is for Stall support. However, it do not have any field for pasid bit.
>     Can we use other 5 bits[5:1] for pasid bit numbers, so we can have 32 pasid bit for
>     a single platform device which should be enough, because SMMU only support 20 bit pasid

I think we can propose something similar, it's a missing function in


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